Rooibos (pronounced “roy-boss”) is a red tea grown in the mountainous Cedarberg area north of Cape Town in South Africa.
The slightly sweet tea is has a delicious roasted taste. The longer you steep this tea, the richer the flavor.
Red tea is free of caffeine and is low in tannin. Studies have shown that the tea relieves insomnia, nervous tension, mild depression, stomach cramps, constipation, and allergies.
During the summer months, the Rooibos plants are harvested, fermented, and dried in the sun. The sun induces the change from verdant green to the mahogany red of Rooibos tea.